Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) Given a $156.00 Price Target at Jefferies Group

Jefferies Group set a $156.00 price objective on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) in a research note published on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on ALNY. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $165.00 to $160.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Friday. Nomura increased their price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to $86.00 and gave the company a sell rating in a research note on Friday. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $128.00 to $118.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research note on Friday. B. Riley began coverage on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. They set a buy rating and a $240.00 price target for the company. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $182.00 price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Sunday, January 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $126.98.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ ALNY) opened at $117.30 on Friday. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $44.50 and a fifty-two week high of $147.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,530.00, a P/E ratio of -21.68 and a beta of 2.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 9.83 and a quick ratio of 9.83.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.38) by ($0.10). Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 48.88% and a negative net margin of 545.95%. The business had revenue of $37.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.31 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($1.32) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 116.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post -5.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Laurie Keating sold 6,249 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.20, for a total value of $757,378.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 17,749 shares in the company, valued at $2,151,178.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Michael Mason sold 36,745 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.59, for a total value of $4,835,274.55. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 6,352 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $835,859.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 220,409 shares of company stock valued at $28,667,017 in the last quarter. Insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at $1,060,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at $772,000. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT lifted its holdings in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 100.1% in the third quarter. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT now owns 8,235 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $968,000 after purchasing an additional 4,120 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at $10,633,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 25.3% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 784,619 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $92,185,000 after purchasing an additional 158,288 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.59% of the company’s stock.

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About Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference (RNAi) therapeutics. The Company is focused on the use of its N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc)-conjugate platform for delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs).

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